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Old 12 June 2014, 04:16   #1
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ribcraft 535 opti 90

Has anybody got this combo if so what does it handle like
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Old 12 June 2014, 05:06   #2
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You're probably thinking of a '545' mate....which would take that no problem.
I had a very Heavy merc 4stk 90 on mine,then put the 130 etec which livened it up somewhat!...Its one of the best Hulls RC make in my opinion
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They make a 5.3. I think there is a member on here who has one with 90 Suzuki on it - very hightly rated boat all round ..
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They make a 5.3. I think there is a member on here who has one with 90 Suzuki on it - very hightly rated boat all round ..
Not a 535 though Pete...and compared the 545 the 5.3 is very much a flat water leisure Boat
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Not a 535 though Pete...and compared the 545 the 5.3 is very much a flat water leisure Boat
10cm - its nothing ( so I keep telling myself )
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Its a white hull if that helps

It's Jaspers next project and we were going to put a really good Mariner 2 stroke 90 which I have in Storage but I was thinking of fitting Daniels Opti

The Hull shape, chines and spray rails say this will be a good sea boat

The lack of engine consoles toobs also says its going to 11 - 12 k to complete plus labour but will be special when finished
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Ribtec made a 535...
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Old 12 June 2014, 10:14   #8
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I have a Ribcraft 5.3 with a Mariner 90 4stroke and rear demountable twin fuel tanks.
Its a little stern heavy but still handles rough weather very well - "flat water leisure boat" it isn't!!
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I have a Ribcraft 5.3 with a Mariner 90 4stroke and rear demountable twin fuel tanks.
Its a little stern heavy but still handles rough weather very well - "flat water leisure boat" it isn't!!
Sorry if I ruffled yer feathers M...and I'm not knocking the 5.3...
but the word to remember is 'Compared' I've driven both ...also ANY RIB with rear mounted removable Fuel tanks is at a distinct disadvantage to the same Rig with an under deck, (usually how the boat was designed) SS or failing that Plastic,fuel tank,in terms of handling,balance,deck space,and not least safety, I can never understand why anyone,after spending so much when buying/rigging a new boat they would then skimp on IMO one of the most important elements?
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Hi Maximus - takes a lot to ruffle my feathers!!
IMHO the demountable tanks have advantages and disdvantages over underdeck tanks - as with most things in life really. They are easy to fill, easy to clean out if necessary, twin tanks give an advantage if one gets contaminated, but they take up deck space and make the balance of the boat a bit more difficult.
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